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Black Sails

Kaleidoscope buys distributor Platform Entertainment

7-Dec-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor buys slate and catalogue with more than 500 titles; predicts “doubled market share”.

everyman DCM

DCM takes over Everyman Cinemas contract from Pearl & Dean

7-Dec-2016 | By Tom Grater

Deal sees DCM extend its market share of cinema advertising to 81% across the UK.

Pink Mist

Poem-play 'Pink Mist' set for big screen adaptation

7-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Catalyst Global Media is developing Owen Sheers’ critically applauded verse drama and stage play.

The Last Cop

Hit Japanese TV series 'The Last Cop' to get film adaptation

7-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

The film version of the hugely successful cop show will feature the lead actors from TV series.

Koen de Bouw The Prime Minister

Belgian political thriller 'Prime Minister' gets France, China deals

7-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Koen De Bouew-starring assassination thriller has proved a hit at the Belgian box office.

vr summit

Sky sets sights on high-end VR content

7-Dec-2016 | By Tom Grater

Following the launch of its Sky VR app, the broadcaster is now focusing on commissioning original, high-end VR content.

Stuart Ford Phil Gurin

IM Global, TMP launch unscripted division

6-Dec-2016 | By

The Los Angeles-based company has brought on Emmy-winning producer Phil Gurin to lead the new venture, IM Global executive chairman Donald Tang and IM Global founder and CEO and IM Global Television CEO Stuart Ford said on Tuesday.

Fire at Sea

2017 Oscar doc shortlist announced

6-Dec-2016 | By

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Tuesday announced its shortlist of 15 documentary features.

Broken – The Women's Prison At Hoheneck

Sundance Film Festival announces short film selections

6-Dec-2016 | By

A film directed by Kristen Stewart is among a diverse and provocative roster of 68 shorts announced by festival brass on Tuesday.

Moonlight

A24 lines up 'Moonlight' international releases

6-Dec-2016 | By

A24’s awards season frontrunner will roll out internationally in theatres in the early stages of 2017.

Mario Van Peebles

Mario Van Peebles series 'Superstition' gets Syfy order

6-Dec-2016 | By

XLrator Media and Mario Van Peebles’ new TV outfit MVPTV will produce 13-episode series.

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Zaineb Hates The Snow

'Zaineb Hates The Snow': Dubai Review

By Fionnuala Halligan, Chief Film Critic

Dir. Kaouther Ben Hania. Tunisia/UAE/France/Qatar/Lebanon, 2016, 94 mins.

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts' crosses $400m overseas (update)

5-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

DECEMBER 5 UPDATE: Ahead of Rogue One, Disney crosses $4bn mark overseas for their first time ever, marking only the second time for any studio.

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DIGITAL EDITIONS

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Screen December 2 2016

Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a focus on leading contenders for directing and screenwriting nominations this awards season.

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Jeremy Kay

Declaration of independents

5-Dec-2016 | By

Moonlight and Manchester By The Sea are showing themselves to be serious contenders this awards’ season.

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Box office

UK box office 2016 verdict: the surprise hits and misses

Did the record-breaking success of 2015 help tempt consumers back into the cinema-going habit?

Lonergan

How Matt Damon convinced Kenneth Lonergan to direct again after 'Margaret' "ordeal"

Kenneth Lonergan tells Jeremy Kay why he balanced tragedy with humour in his third feature film, Manchester By The Sea.

The Red Turtle

The story behind silent Oscar animation hopeful 'The Red Turtle'

We investigate the unusual back-story of this beautiful and unconventional animated feature.

Secret Life Of Pets

How 'The Secret Life Of Pets' was inspired by New Yorker covers

The Secret Life Of Pets co-director Chris Renaud tells Elbert Wyche why authenticity was so important in the creation of Illumination Entertainment’s summer hit.

Kubo

How a personal tragedy inspired 'Kubo And The Two Strings'

Animator-turned-director Travis Knight explains why he connected with Kubo And The Two Strings’ epic vision, and the tricks he unleashed to realise Laika’s latest stop-motion triumph.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Charlie Hunnam

US Briefs: Red Granite Pictures wraps 'Papillon'

Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek star in the adventure based on the bestselling 1969 memoir of convicted French felon and fugitive Henri Charriere.